Season 5: Co-Counsel (Take 2)

This season, four UVA Law professors are returning as co-hosts with Dean Risa Goluboff, bringing their diverse experiences to the table as “Co-Counsel.” Danielle K. Citron, John C. Harrison, Cathy Hwang and Gregory Mitchell are helping to choose guests and topics for the show, and will rotate co-hosting duties.


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Risa Goluboff, Danielle Citron and Elizabeth Rowe
Facial recognition technology is used for everything from unlocking your phone to locking up criminals. UVA Law professor Elizabeth Rowe makes the case that biometric data like your face and fingerprints should have trade secret-level protections.
Risa Goluboff, Greg Mitchell and Susan Silbey
What makes people and organizations obey — or resist — the law? Social scientist Susan S. Silbey, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, discusses her life’s work on the subject.
Risa Goluboff, Danielle Citron and Alison Gocke
The federal process for reviewing proposed interstate natural gas pipelines was highly contentious several decades ago and is now more of a rubber stamp. UVA Law professor Alison Gocke looks at what changed.
Risa Goluboff, Greg Mitchell and James L. Gibson
Political scientist James L. Gibson discusses his survey data suggesting the U.S. Supreme Court lost some legitimacy in the eyes of the public after overturning Roe v. Wade .
Risa Goluboff, John Harrison and Payvand Ahdout
Congressional conflicts with the executive branch often set off legal battles in the courts, and cases can drag on until the point is moot. UVA Law professor Payvand Ahdout digs into why this is happening and what impact it has on the balance of power.
Risa Goluboff, Cathy Hwang and Teneille Brown
The rules on character evidence are difficult to apply and riddled with exceptions and problems, according to Teneille Brown, a University of Utah law professor who argues they need to be updated.
Risa Goluboff, John Harrison and Bertrall Ross
The U.S. Supreme Court case Moore v. Harper tests the independent state legislature doctrine and could radically change electoral districting maps and the states’ role in federal elections, says University of Virginia law professor Bertrall Ross.
Risa Goluboff, Cathy Hwang and Kim Krawiec
University of Virginia School of Law professor Kimberly Krawiec discusses her work on taboo transactions, such as commercial surrogacy, egg and sperm markets, organ donation and sex work. Risa Goluboff and Cathy Hwang host the episode.